Gynecomastia is a medical condition in which boys and men begin to develop excess breast tissue. It is common in boys during puberty and is also linked to medical problems such as Klinefelter’s Syndrome, Gilbert’s Syndrome, and poor testicular hormone production. Lifestyle choices such as drug use, alcohol consumption, and the abuse of anabolic steroids can also cause gynecomastia. Men with gynecomastia often develop the appearance of female-like breasts due to excess glandular breast tissue.
Men that lose significant amounts of weight will find that they have an excess accumulation of skin around their whole body, including on the chest. For many men, this unwanted skin development is a source of anxiety and frustration because it prevents them from achieving the masculine appearance for which they have been striving. Diet and exercise can provide little correction for patients with skin accumulation. Male breast reduction helps men achieve their desired chest appearance after weight loss.
Genetics can predispose men to store fat in their breasts. Boys during puberty and men who are overweight or obese will find that they are more likely have excess fatty tissue on the chest. Fatty breast tissue may also develop in men who are in relatively good health. While it is similar in appearance to gynecomastia, patients with fatty breast tissue do not develop glandular tissue. Eliminating this unwanted fat around the pectorals can restore a more balanced and toned chest appearance.
You will experience bruising and swelling of your chest area following your surgery. You will need to limit your physical activities for one to two weeks following your procedure. Most patients return to work within a week of their surgery and can resume their regular exercise routine after three weeks. Most major swelling subsides between four and six weeks, allowing you to enjoy your new chest appearance.
Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell take great care to place incisions in easily concealable locations. Their incision and suturing techniques are designed to minimize potential scarring. However, every patient heals differently, and there is a chance you may develop some visible scarring. Most patients feel that their mild scarring is worth the benefits of their procedure. Scarring is likely to fade over time.
According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average surgeon’s fee for male breast reduction surgery was $3,677 in 2015. However, this does not include anesthesia fees, operating room facility fees, and other expenses. Additionally, the cost of a male breast reduction can vary depending on the surgeon’s experience, the procedure performed, and the geographic location of the surgeon. Dr. Davison is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing male breast reduction surgery.
Patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after their male breast reduction surgery. Your surgeon will prescribe medication to alleviate pain, aid in the healing process, and reduce potential risks of infection.
If you think that a Breast Augmentation may be beneficial for you or wish to learn more about the Breast Augmentation procedure, please contact DaVinci Plastic Surgery today. Call (202) 966-9590 or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!